Genghis Khan And The Making Of The Modern World Analysis

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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World is a narrative that presents a look into the life, and accomplishments of Genghis Khan, and the legacy he and his successors had on European civilization. The book depicts a more sympathetic view on the Mongols, that is contrary to the popular belief that they were a tyrannical group with a dark nature. The author, Jack Weatherford, a professor of Anthropology at Macalester College, delves into the life of Genghis Khan and the many victories he and his military claimed throughout his lifetime. Weatherford resurrects the true nature and history of Genghis Khan, from his relentless and powerful rise through Mongol tribal culture, to the waging of his countless successful wars and the expansion of civilization that the Mongol Empire created. …show more content…
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"The new technology, knowledge, and commercial wealth created the Renaissance in which Europe rediscovered some of its prior culture, but more importantly, absorbed the technology for printing, firearms, the compass, and the abacus from the East… the Mongols succeeded not merely from martial superiority; rather “they have succeeded by means of science” and “devote their leisure time to the principles of philosophy... Seemingly every aspect of European life changed during the Renaissance as a result of Mongol influence.” (p. xxiv) Weatherford 's main purpose for writing this book is so that modern day inquirers can delve into the world during the time of Genghis Khan and see him and in a new light. He strived to show, that although the Mongols were eager for war, they valued intellect and were pioneers in the modernization of the world around

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